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LINCOLN   MONUMEN 


ASSOCIATION 


mCORPORATED  BY  ACT  OF  CONGRESS, 


March  30,  1867, 


WASHINGTON: 

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LINCOLN  MONUMENT 


ASSOCIATION, 


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BY  ACT  OF  CONGRESS, 


MARQH  30TH.  1867. 


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ADDRESS 

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The  loyal  people  of  the  United  States  of  all  clas-s- 
es,  without  distinction  as  to  raee  or  color,  fteling  an 
admiration  and  gratitude  for  the  patriotism,  servi- 
ces, and  noble  character  of  Abraham  Lincoln* 
late  President  of  the  United  Stiites,  who  fell  a  mar- 
tyr to  the  cause  of  Liberty  and  Humanity,  have  for 
some  time  been  desirous  of  expressing  their  appre- 
ciation of  his  noble  services  and  sublime  character 
in  a  manner  worthy  of  the  American  name,  and 
which  would  commemorate  in  the  most  fitting  way 
the  great  charter  of  Emancipation  and  Liberty  in 
our  land.  In  order  to  make  ejftectual  such  a  desire, 
Congress  passed  a  law,  which  was  approved  by  the 
President,  incorporating  the  *'  National  Lincoln 
Monument  Association,"  whose  duty  it  should 
be  under  a  proper  organization,  with  rules  and  reg- 
ulations, to  proceed  to  collect  funds  and  make  all 
necessary  plans  and  arrangements  to  erect  a  suit- 
able monument  to  that  great  and  good  man, 
somewhere  within  the  public  grounds  in  the  ( 'ity  of 
Washington. 

Let  the  monument  we  propose  to  rear  in  the  cap- 
ital of  this  great  and  redeemed  nation  go  up  under 
the  care  of  all  our  people,  and  by  the  contrib\itioiis 
of  all. 


NATIONAL  LINCOLN 


Let  all  who  are  happier,  wiser,  or  more  secure  in 
person  or  property  in  consequence  ©f  the  virtue  and 
patriotism  of  Abraham  Lincoln,  contribute  to  his 
memory  ;  let  each  give  something  to  commemorate 
the  devotion  to  Country  and  Liberty  that  inspired 
the  great  soul  of  our  Martyred  President,  and  caus- 
ed him  to  live  and  act  for  his  country  and  the  noblest 
ends  and  highest  good  of  humanity. 

Let  the  citizen  Avhose  earnest  co-operation  at  home 
gave  strength  to  our  cause ;  the  soldier  and  sailor 
who  fought  on  land  and  sea  to  uphold  "  the  dear 
old  flag "  during  our  great  conflict,  now  happily 
closed ;  the  freedman  whose  chains  have  fallen  in 
part  through  the  instrumentality  of  the  great  and 
good  man  whose  virtues  we  in  this  manner  pro- 
pose to  commemorate — let  each  and  all  do  them- 
selves the  honor  to  contribute  something  to  this  no- 
ble object,  s©  that  when  the  work  shall  be  complet- 
ed it  shall  be  eminently  national,  and  a  source  of 
pride  and  glory  to  our  country  and  an  honor  to  all 
our  people.  And,  let  the  work  be  promptly  done. 
JAMES  HARLAN,  President. 

J.  M.  Edmunds,  Secretary. 


JOHN  F.  DRIGGS,  Vice  President. 
F.  E.  SPINNER,  Treasurer. 


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FRANCIS  THOMAS,  I     SIDNEY  PERHAM, 

MATTHEW  SIMPSON,  \     SAMUEL  SIIELLABARGER, 

RICHARD  YATES, 
ALEXANDER  W.  RANDALL, 


BURT  VAN   HORN, 
SCHUYLER  COLFAX, 
NATHANIEL  G.  TAYLOR. 


JOHN  CONNESS, 
0.  0    HOWARD, 
HENRY  D.  COOKE, 
FREDERICK  DOUGLASS, 
GEORGE  H.  WILLIAMS. 


MONUMENT  ASSOCIATION. 


MONUMENT  ASSOCIATION. 


ARTICLES  OF  INCORPOKATION. 

An  Aci  to  lucorporate  the  Lincola  Moaumont  Association. 

Be  it  enacted  hy  tJie  Senate  and  House  of  Eepresenta- 
fives  of  the  United  States  of  America  in  Congress  assembled, 
That  Alexander  W.  Randall,  James  Harlan,  Alexander 
Ramsey,  Nathaniel  P.  Banks,  Sidney  Perliam,  John  Con- 
ness,  John  T.  Wilson,  Godlove  S.  Orth,  Delos  R.  Ashley, 
Halbert  E,  Paine,  Charles  O'Neill,  Burt  Van  Horn,  John 
F.  Driggs,  Frederick  E.  Woodbridge,  Jacob  Benton,  John 
Hill,  vShelby  M.  Cullom,  Thomas  A.  Jenckes,  Orin  S.  Fer- 
ry, N.  B.  Smithers,  Francis  Thomas,  Samuel  McKee,  Hor- 
ace Maynard,  John  F.  Benjarxin,  Rufus  Mallory,  Sidney 
Clarke,  Daniel  Polsley,  Walter  A.  Burleigh,  John  TafFe, 
and  their  successors,  are  constituted  a  body  corporate  in 
the  District  of  Columbia,  by  the  name  of  the  Lincoln  Mon- 
ument Association,  for  the  purpose  of  erecting  a  monu- 
ment in  the  City  of  Washington,  commemorative  of  the 
great  character  of  emancipation  and  universal  liberty  in 
America. 

Sec.  2.  And  be  it  further  enacted,  That  the  persons 
named  in  the  first  section  of  this  act  shall  be  the  first  trus. 
tees  of  the  corporation,  and  shall  have  power  to  fill  vacan- 
cies in  their  number,  and  to  add  to  their  number,  not  ex- 
ceeding one  from  each  State  in  the  Union. 

Sec.  3.  And  be  itfurtJier  enacted,  That  said  corpora- 
tion shall  have  power  to  own  and  control  such  property  as 
may  be  necessary  for  the  carrying  out  of  the  objects  of  the 
association. 

Sec.  4.  And  be  it  further  enacted,  That  said  corpora- 
tion shall  have  power  to  collect  money,  and  to  make  such 
rules  and  regulations  as  they  may  deem  necessary  or  expe- 
dient. 

Sec.  5.  And  be  it  fnrther  enacted,  That  aaid  corpora.- 
tion  shall  have  power  to  appoint  a  president,  a  vice  presi- 


NA'I'IONAL  LIN'COLN 


deut,.  a  secretary,  a  trea;^arer,  and  also  a  board  of  mana- 
gers, consisting  of  not  less  than  seven  nor  more  than  thir- 
t-ecn,  who  shall  have  a  general  control  of  the  affairs  of  the 
association,  and  who  may  be  selected  from  persons  not  in- 
cluded in  the  list  of  corporators.  The  treasurer  shall  ex- 
ecute a  bond  in  such  penalty  as  may  be  required,  condi- 
tioned for  the  safe-keeping  of  the  funds  of  the  corporation 
which  may  come  into  his  hands,  and  for  the  faithful  dis- 
charge of  the  duties  reqtiired  of  him. 

S«o.  6.  And  be  if  farther  enacted.  That  the  property 
of  said  corporation  held  or  occupied  by  them  for  the  uses 
and  purposes  of  their  incorpoi-ation,  shall  be  exempt  from 
all  taxes  to  be  levied  under  the  authority  of  the  United 
States  or  of  any  mnnieipfil  corporation  within  the  District 
of  Columbia, 

Skc.  7.     And  be  it  further  maded.  That  Congress  may 
at  any  time  hereafter  repeal,  alter,  or  amend  this  act. 
Approved  March  30,  1807. 


Hissirra'B  ®i?  ®Dai^®saT®B3> 


At  a  meeting  of  the  coi*porators  named  in  the  fore- 
going Act,  held  }>>'  the  room  of  the  Senate  Com- 
mittee on  the  District  of  Cohimbia,  Washington. 
D.  C,  on  the  BOth  day  of  March,  A.  D.,  1867,  at 
10  o'clock,  A.  M.,  Hon.  Sidney  Pekham,  of  Maine, 
was  called  to  the  chair,  and  Hon.  Bukt  Van  Horn, 
of  New- York,  was  appointed  Secretary. 

On  motion  a  committee  of  five  was  appointed  to 


MONITMENT  ASSOCIATION. 


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present  a  plan  of  organization.     The  following  geU' 

tlemen  wore  named  as  such  committee : 
Hon.  JoiTN  F.  Dkiggs,  of  Michigan, 
"     Jacob  Benton,  of  New  Hampshire, 
"     Walter  A.  Bui?Li:[rrH,  of  Dacota, 
"    James  Haklan,  of  loua, 
"     Sidney  Per  ham,'  of  Maine. 
The  Association  then  adjourned,  to  meet  again  on 

the  evening  of  the  same  day  to  hear  and  consider 

the  report  of  the  committee. 


o ■ 

The  Association  assembled  in  pursuance  of  ad- 
journment, at  7  o'clock  P.  M.»  on  the  day  above 
named. 

The  committee  recomineiideii  the  follo^ving  nam^ 
ed  gentlemen  for  officers  of  the  Association : 

OFFICERS. 

For  Fremlent — Hon.  Jami^s  Harlan,  of  Iowa. 

For  Vice  Preddent — Hon.  John  F.  Drig<3^9,  of 
Michigan. 

For  SeGretarij — Hon.  Ja3IE3  M.  Edmunds,  of 
District  of  Columbia. 

For  Treasurer — Hon.  Francis  E.  Spiknek,  of 
District  of  Columbia. 


8  NATIONAL  LINCOLN 


FOR  MANAGERS. 

PIt>u.  FiiANCLs  Thomas,  of  Maryland. 

"     Sidney  Perham,  of  Maine. 

"     Henky  D.  Cooke,  of  D.  C. 

Rev\  Matthew  Simpson,  of  Peiin. 

Hon.  Rkjiiakd  Yates,  of  Illinois. 

"     Alex.  W.  Randall,  of  D.  C. 

"     Bukt  Van  Hokn,  of  New- York. 

"     Schuyler  Coleax,  of  Indiana. 

"     Nathaniel  G.  Taylor,  of  Teim. 

"     Frederick  Douglass,  of  New-York. 

Maj.  Gen.  O.  O.  Howard,  of  Maine. 

Hon.  Samuel  Shellabaroer,  of  Ohio. 

"     John  C'onness,  of  California. 

"     Geo.  H.  Williams,  of  Oregon. 

The  report  of  the  committee  ^\■^3  accepted  and 

adopted  by  vote  of  the  Association. 

On  motion  the  following  By-Laws  were  adopted  : 

,  1.  The  annual  meeting  of  this  Association  shall  be  on 
the  second  Wednesday  of  January  in  each  year,  in  the  city 
of  Washington,  I).  C,  at  wliich  time  the  Board  of  Mana- 
gers; by  the  Treasurer  and  Secretary,  shall  submit  a  full 
report  of  receipts  and  expenditures,  and  of  all  their  action 
in  behalf  of  said  Association  ;  and,  at  such  annual  meet- 
ing, the  election  of  officers  for  the  ensuing  year  shall  take 
place.  Special  meetings  of  the  Association  shall  be  call- 
ed ])y  the  President,  whenever  required  by  five  or  more  of 
the  Managers.  "* 

2.  It  shall  be  the  duty  of  the  Secretary  and  Treasurer 
of  this  Association  to  perform  all  duties  pertaining  to  their 
places  respectively,  under  the  direction  of  the  Board  of 
Managers. 

3.  The  Treasurer  shall  be  required  to  give  bonds  to  the 
Association  for  the  safe-keeping  and  faithful  delivery  of  all 
funds  which  shall  come  into  his  hands  as  such  officer,  as 
fi'om  time  to  time  directed,  which  bond,  when  approved  by 
the  Chief  Justice  of  the  Supreme  Court  of  the  District  of 


MONUMENT  ASSOCIATION. 


Columbia,  shall  be  deposited  with  the  President  of  the  As- 
seciation. 

4.  It  shall  be,  and  is  made  the  duty  of  the  Managers, 
to  take  all  necessary  and  proper  steps  to  raise  money  for 
the  objects  of  the  Association,  and  attend  to  the  general 
management  of  its  affairs. 

The  following  resolutions  were  also  adopted  by 
the  Association. 

Resolved,  That  each  Post  Master  be  constituted  an  agent 
to  solicit  and  receive  such  donations  as  the  friends  of  the 
late  President  Lincoln  may  be  willing  to  contribute,  and 
to  forward  the  same  to  the  Treasurer,  at  the  same  time  no- 
tifying the  Secretary  by  letter  of  the  amount  so  transmitted. 

Resolved,  That  all  officers  of  the  Government — civil, 
military  and  naval — be,  and  they  are  hereby  requested  to 
make  a  donation  to  aid  in  the  erection  of  the  proposed 
monument,  and  to  forward  the  same  to  the  Treasurer  di- 
rect, or  through  some  Post  Master,  taking  his  receipt  there- 
for, which  receipt  should  be  forwarded  to  the  Secretary  at 
Washington,  D.  C. 

Resolved,  That  the  Board  of  Managers  is  hereby  author- 
ized to  fix  the  salary  of  the  Secretary,  l)ut  no  other  officer 
of  the  Association  shall  i-eceive  compensation  other  than 
for  actual  expenses  incurred  in  the  execution  of  his  duties. 

Resolved,  That  the  Secretary  be  directed  to  procure  for 
this  Association  a  suitable  seal,  which  shall  be  used  upon 
all  official  papers  of  the  Corporation,  and  shall  bear  upon 
it  the  following  words  :  •*  National  Lincoln  Monument  As- 
sociation, Washington,  D.  C. '' 

Resolved,  That  the  first  meeting  of  the  Board  of  Mana- 
gers be  called  by  the  President  of  this  Association,  when 
in  his  judgment  a  meeting  should  be  held,  and  that  at  all 
meetings  of  said  Board  five  members  may  constitute  a  quo- 
rum for  business. 

Resolved,  That  the  Secretary  of  this  meeting  cause  to  be 
published  the  act  of  incorporation,  and  so  much  of  the 
proceedings  of  this  Association  as  may  be  necessary  to 
place  its  objects  and  the  fixct  of  its  organization  before  the 
country,  and  to  request  all  loyal  papers  to  publish  the  same. 

On  motion  the  Association  adjourned. 

JAMEB  HARLAN,  President. 
Burt  Van  Horn,  Secretary  pro.  tern. 


10  MONUMENT  ASSOCIATION. 

MEETING  OF  THE  BOARD  OF  MANAGERS. 


Pursuant  to  the  call  of  the  Presideut,  the  Board 
of  Managers  assembled  on  tlie  13th  day  of  July, 
1867,  at  the  rooms  of  the  Senate  Committee  on  the 
District  of  Columbia,  and  upon  being  called  to  or- 
der the  following  resolutions  were  adopted : 

ResoUed,  That  an  appeal  to  the  people  of  the  United 
States  be  made  for  funds  to  carry  out  the  objects  of  the 
Association  ;  that  such  appeal  be  accompanied  with  a  print- 
ed copy  of  the  Act  of  Incorporation,  and  a  full  statement 
of  the  proceedings  of  the  Association  ;  and  that  the  Sec- 
retary be  directed  to  cause  a  copy  of  the  same  to  be  placed 
in  the  hands  of  each  Post  Master,  Revenue  Officer,  Pen- 
sion Agent,  Member  of  Congress,  United  States  Senator, 
the  President  of  each  National  Bank,  the  officers  of  each 
Union  League,  the  officers  of  each  Post  of  the  Grand  Army 
of  the  Republic,  each  Head  of  Department  of  the  Nation- 
al Government,  the  Mayor  of  each  City  and  Chief  officer 
of  each  Incorporated  Town,  each  officer  of  the  Army  and 
Navy  and  of  the  Freedman's  Bureau,  and  of  such  other 
Organizations  or  Associations  as  will  act  as  agents  to  so- 
licit, receive  and  forward  donations  in  aid  of  the  objects 
of  tlie  Association. 

Resolved,  That  application  be  made  for  an  ai3propriation 
of  captured  Ordnance  from  which  to  construct  the  bronze 
figures  to  be  used  in  the  construction  of  the  monument. 

Resolved,  That  the  Washington  City  I^ncoln  Monument 
Association  be  requested  to  unite  its  funds  with  those  of 
this  Association,  and  that  the  President  commimicate  this 
resolution  to  said  Association. 

Resolved,  That  agents,  individuals  and  associations,  on 
the  receipt  of  these  proceediegs  and  the  address  of  the  Of- 
ficers and  Managers  accompanying  the  same,  be  requested 
to  act  with  promptness  and  energy  in  soliciting  subscrip- 
tions, and  to  forward  the  sums  collected  on  the  first  of  each 
succeeding  month,  imtil  and  including  the  month  of  Jan- 
uary, 1868,  when  a  full  report  of  receipts  will  be  published. 

Resolved,  That  we  appeal  to  the  loyal  newspapers  of  the 
country  to  lay  before  its  millions  of  readers  the  proceed- 
ings of  this  Association,  and  to  aid  with  its  powerful  voice 
the  undertaking  we  have  entered  upon. 


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1.  That  eacli  person  receiving  a  copy  of  this  ad- 
dress and  accompanying  proceedings,  will  promptly 
endeavor  to  collect  and  forward  a  specific  sum,  be 
it  $0,  810,  $20,  $50  or  $100  or  more,  according  to 
the  facilities  he  may  have  and  the  number  and  abil- 
ity of  the  persons  he  can  readily  apply  to. 

2.  That  the  sums  so  collected  be  forwarded  by 
Postal  or  other  draft  on  the  first  of  each  month  to 
Hon.  Francls  E.  Spinner,  Treasurer  of  National 
Lincoln  Monument  Association,  Washington,  D. 
€.  A  duplicate  receipt  or  letter  stating  the  amount 
so  forwarded  should  be  sent  to  the  Secretar]^of  said 
x\ssociation, 

#.  Let  the  subscriptions  be  taken  on  the  blank 
leaves  herewith,  each  marked  paid,  the  books  care- 
fully preserved  and  forwarded  to  be  bound  in  v©l- 
umes  and  deposited  in  the  monument  w^hen  com- 
pleted. 

4.  Every  person  holding  a  6Tibscription  book  is 
requested  to  report  to  the  Secretary  on  the  first  of 
January,  1868,  his  aggregate  collections  to  that  date, 

5.  Only  those  are  constituted  agents  who  present 
the  regular  subscription  books  of  the  Association, 
of  which  this  is  one,  and  all  of  which  are  alike. 

6.  The  officers  of  organized  bodies  or  a.ssociations 
to  whom  subscription  books  may  be  sent,  are  re- 
quested to  designate  proper  persons  to  solicit  sub- 
scriptions to  be  returned  as  the  eontribution  of  such 
organization. 

7.  Eacli  subscription  book  will  be  verified  by  the 
signature  of  the  President  and  Secretary. 


12  MONUMENT  ASSOCIATION. 


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CERTIFICATE. 


Oj-tio^Natioxal  LixcoLX  Monument  Association, 

If^  Washinqtoh,  D.  C,  September  23, 1867. 

Wc  hereby  certify  that  the  foregoing  is  a  true 
copy  of  the  Act  of  Congress  iiicorporatmg  this  ^- 
sociation,  and  of  the  proceedings  of  the  Association 
and  Board  of  Managers  of  the  same. 

JAMES  HAKLAN,  Pre^dent. 

J.  M.  Edmuni>s,  Secretary. 


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